Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Why take BCH4024?

Prerequisite for Health Sciences Programs


Preparation for the MCAT


UF Online Degree Coursework

Course Description

Lauren Douma
Dr. Lauren Douma, Course Coordinator

BCH 4024 (Special Programs – Online)
BCH 4024 surveys the structure, function, and metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. It introduces concepts in cell structure, replication and growth, and metabolic regulation. Lecture notes are available as downloadable PDF files and video recordings of each lecture can be streamed directly from the UF E-Learning website. Please refer to the above PDF file for specific information on online testing, as well as available tutoring and exam review.

Download the syllabus

Semesters Offered

Offered each semester and runs along the same timeframe as the regular UF semesters.


Organic Chemistry (CHM 2210 and 2211, CHM 2215 and 2216, or their equivalents at other universities) or consent of course coordinator. CHM 2200 is NOT an acceptable prerequisite for BCH 4024.


Eligible students are those enrolled in a Distance Learning Degree Program at the University of Florida and those students with Nondegree Enrollment Status. See information below if you would like to apply.

Note: By UF Provost Policy and Florida Board of Governors Regulation (BOG 8.002), students who are currently enrolled in courses on the Gainesville campus are ineligible to take the online section of BCH4024. Please refer to information concerning the on campus sections of BCH4024 outlined above.

Application Deadline

Since the application process can take up to one month to process, both applications must be submitted by the deadline listed below for your enrollment in that specific semester.

  • Spring semesters: December 1
  • Summer C semesters: April 15
  • Fall semesters: August 1

Please note, applications submitted after the deadline will need to apply for the next semester’s enrollment.


  1. Meet eligibility requirements and have taken prerequisites
  2. Submit mandatory Department Application
  3. Submit Special Programs – Nondegree Application
  4. Set-up Gatorlink Account
  5. Enroll in Course

Steps to Enrollment

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